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Stigma & Hepatitis C

Stigma & Hepatitis C

"How you acquired HCV is nobody’s business. You do not need to tell anyone you have hepatitis C. However, HCV is a community problem that needs a community response. It is time to look at solutions rather than problems. Dropping the stigma is a good place to start. What can we do about this? First, start with yourself. Do you label yourself? Do you expect to be shunned? Do you fear that others will

reject you in some way? Do you have your own fears about having HCV? If so, talk about this.

The best place to discuss these feelings is at an HCV support group. Learn how others live with

HCV" - Lucinda K. Porter

This is a must read! Full guide can be viewed at hcvadvocate.org/Hepatitis/f...